because african-americans, of course, didn't have the right to vote, any practical right to vote in mississippi, alabama, much of georgia, and so forth, in those states, at that time. the work was to build a parallel organization called the mississippi freedom democratic party that was because the regular democratic party excluded blacks. so our idea was we were going to build parallel one, choose a delegation, go to the atlantic city democratic convention, 1964, challenge the racist democrats, and replace them with our democrats. and that was going to be a blow for the civil rights movement. so the work was going to people's houses, black people, talking with them, registering the freedom democratic party, have a house meeting, come to a caucus, get elected. working with people to find courage, to find solidarity, to find a sense of hopefulness, to stand up to pretty scary stuff. mean, you know, three of our group were killed before we even left oxford, ohio.